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ISO route feedback

ISO route feedback

Here is a preliminary routing of my March rando ramble.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/384035

Before I hop on the bike and give it a check-out ride, I thought maybe some of you could give me some preliminary trouble shooting. See anything in there that is dangerous, unpaved, or closed? Also, if the route is nearby a particularly nice riding road that I'm not using, I'd love your suggestions. I'm mostly interested in the areas west of Lake Liberty.
Thanks.

Edited by: Bob Wagner - Mar-03-10 04:07 pm

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Re: ISO route feedback

Please avoid the descent of Piney Grove between Longnecker and Butler Rds.  The steep descent is now very dangerous given the current road surface.

Add on the extra 1.5 miles by descending Longnecker then left on Butler, right on Belmont.

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Steve wrote:

The steep descent is now very dangerous given the current road surface.

That's kind of vague, Steve.  What about the road surface?  Potholes? Gravel?

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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Bob, is the route clockwise or counterclockwise? I can't tell from the map on bikely.com.

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Besides the normal state of the descent (irregular macadam, loose stones and spilled cement) there are numerous potholes and cracks.  Since the hill is heavily forested, curvy, and steep, visibility is poor.

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jgoldst wrote:

Bob, is the route clockwise or counterclockwise? I can't tell from the map on bikely.com.

Click on the Bikely navigation box where there are direction arrows next to "Point 1 of 1305".
Direction is Clockwise

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Crossing Route 30 at Glen Falls in that direction is extremely hazardous: poor visibility and high-speed traffic. I've nearly gotten creamed there several times. Just sayin'.

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Re: ISO route feedback

Hows about a right at Hanover Pike to left on Long ln. R on Longnecker and L on Butler.
That would remove the scary crossing and the Piney Grove section.

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Yeah, that change would take care of the bad intersection at 30 & Glen Falls. I'll try to take a look at the rest of the route tonight.

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Bob Wagner wrote:

Hows about a right at Hanover Pike to left on Long ln. R on Longnecker and L on Butler.
That would remove the scary crossing and the Piney Grove section.

You do realize why Long Ln is not on any cuesheet current/lol
Many mapsets are sadly inaccurate and google maps has many errors.  I suggest the Long Ln option be saved for a drier period and not near the end of a 106 mile ride.
http://i45.tinypic.com/1zl7rs7.jpg

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